Discussion: Unit 7, Due Wednesday by 11:59 pm CT
It is anticipated that the initial discussion post should be in the range of 250-300 words.
Response posts to peers have no minimum word requirement but must demonstrate topic
knowledge and scholarly engagement with peers. Substantive content is imperative for all
posts. All discussion prompt elements for the topic must be addressed. Please proofread your
response carefully for grammar and spelling. Do not upload any attachments unless specified
in the instructions. All posts should be supported by a minimum of one scholarly resource,
ideally within the last 5 years. Journals and websites must be cited appropriately. Citations and
references must adhere to APA format.
Students are expected to address the initial discussion question by Wednesday of each week.
Participation in the discussion forum requires a minimum of three (3) substantive postings (this
includes your initial post and posting to two peers) on three (3) different days. Substantive
means that you add something new to the discussion supported with citation(s) and
reference(s), you are not just agreeing. This is also a time to ask questions or offer information
surrounding the topic addressed by your peers. Personal experience is appropriate for a
substantive discussion, however, should be correlated to the literature.
All discussion boards will be evaluated utilizing rubric criteria inclusive of content, analysis,
collaboration, writing, and APA. If you fail to post an initial discussion or initial discussion is
late, you will not receive points for content and analysis, you may however post to your peers
for partial credit following the guidelines above.
Initial Discussion Question/Prompt [Due Wednesday]
Consider the following questions in your initial discussion post:
Review the SOAP note accessed through the link below.
Unit 7 SOAP Note
Utilize the information below that is copied-and-pasted out of the SOAP Note
Assignment instructions to assist you in formatting your post:
Diagnosis/Diagnoses: Start with the presenting chief complaint diagnosis first. Number each
A statement of current condition and all other chronic illnesses that were addressed during the
visit must be included (i.e. HTN-well managed on medication}.
Remember the data you provide in the ‘S’ data set and the ‘O’ data set must support this
diagnosis (or these diagnoses if more than one is listed}. Pertinent positives and negatives
must be found in the write-up.
These are the interventions that relate to each individual, numbered diagnosis.
Document individual plans directly after each corresponding assessment (Ex.
Assessment Plan). Address the following aspects (they should be separated out as listed
Diagnostics: labs, diagnostics testing – tests that you planned for/ordered during the encounter
that you plan to review/evaluate relative to your work up for the patient’s chief complaint
Therapeutic: changes in meds, skin care, counseling, include full prescribing information for
any pharmacologic interventions including quantity and number of refills for any new or refilled
Educational: information clients need in order to address their health problems. Include follow-
up care. Anticipatory guidance and counseling.